Abrams The Dinner Plan: Simple Weeknight Recipes and Strategies...
Abrams The Dinner Plan: Simple Weeknight Recipes and Strategies...

The Dinner Plan: Simple Weeknight Recipes and Strategies...

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Publication Date: September, 2017

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Author: Brennan, Kathy
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Grown-Up Cooking 

From one-dish to pantry meals, The Dinner Plan offers 135 recipes and five go-to strategies for preparing weeknight dinners


From the authors of the IACP award-winning cookbook KEEPERS, an entirely new and personalized approach to tackling the dinner dilemma:

Between juggling work, family activities, mismatched schedules, and often bare refrigerators, there are all sorts of situations that make weeknight cooking a universally challenging—and frustrating—experience. The Dinner Plan offers five meal strategies—Make-Ahead, Staggered, One-Dish, Extra-Fast, and Pantry—that will help get dinner on the table no matter what the workweek throws at you. The 135 recipes—from main dishes to sides to salads and “lifesaver” condiments—provide lots of practical options whether time is super-tight, you haven’t had a chance to run to the store, or everyone is coming home at a different time.

And most importantly, all of the recipes are “keepers”—brag-worthy, reliable, crowd-pleasing preparations that you’ll confidently turn to again and again. Shrimp Scampi, Sheet-Pan Chicken Fajitas, Foolproof Carbonara, and Mexican Skillet Lasagna are just a few examples of doable recipes that will earn their place in any busy cook’s repertoire. Rounded out with plenty of tips and a bonus section on healthful snacks called The Forgotten Meal, The Dinner Plan is every home cook’s indis­pensable weeknight dinner guide.

Kathy Brennan is a food/cookbook editor and writer. A winner of the Bert Greene and James Beard Journalism Awards and a graduate of New York's International Culinary Center, she was a senior editor at Saveur and also worked at Gourmet and Food Arts.

Caroline Campion is a freelance writer and the creator of the award-winning food blog DevilAndEgg.com. She was also a senior editor at Saveur, GQ, and Glamour and has contributed to the New York Times, Martha Stewart, Redbook, and Cherry Bombe.
Their first book together, KEEPERS: Two Home Cooks Share Their Tried-and-True Weeknight Recipes and the Secrets to Happiness in the Kitchen, won the International Association of Culinary Professionals Cookbook Award for General Excellence in 2014 and was chosen by NPR as one of its Good Reads of 2013. The Boston Globe also called it possibly "the best-value weeknight cookbook around".
 
"As a mother of two young children, I want to give The Dinner Plan a great big hug. The guide offers fast, crowd-pleasing recipes that work with your schedule and shares real-life advice. It feels like you’re chatting with your two best friends—and makes dinner feel fun again."
-Joanna Goddard / creator of A Cup of Jo
 
"Caroline and Kathy have done it again. The Dinner Plan shares practical insight, spreads encouragement for using everyday ingredients in new ways, and inspires contemporary home cooks to prepare quick, tasty meals that work for their schedule. This is the clear and useful dinner guide you need by your side."
-Michael Anthony / executive chef of Gramercy Tavern
 
"Every home cook should make space for The Dinner Plan on their bookshelf. Kathy and Caroline’s smart concept of ‘situational cooking’ debunks the idea that ordering take-out is the answer on a busy weeknight. Follow their lead to rediscover the deliciousness of cooking at home for every occasion."
-Mario Batali / chef, author, philanthropist
 
"Brilliantly organized, super-smart, and everyday useful."
-Dorie Greenspan / James Beard award-winning author of Dorie's Cookies
 
"Kathy and Caroline understand that people crave wholesome, home-cooked food that fits into their busy lives—and they’ve mastered the no-fuss ways to make it happen."
-Kristen Miglore / creative director, Food52

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